and I just can’t hide it… and I know… I know… I know… I know that I want you to come and play with us!
Ok… I’m only partly sorry for planting that song seed in your brain.
So I’ve been getting myself ready because I really AM that excited, and I wanted to share a little bit of how my brain works.
I have found with time that having a plan helps. Sometimes this means I only need a week with a single focus. And sometimes it means I need more than just a little box on a bigger page, and so a day will have TONS of information, as with the Art-a-thon which needs much more than one little box.
Sometimes ideas occur in the 10+ hours I’m not at home every day, and at those times I write on whatever I can find. I’m sure my co-workers think I’m nuts, and they might be right. I have 11×11 post it notes, and all manner of other papers around me all the time, I’m a receptionist, paper is kind of how I get my job done.
Working from the plan I start to compile the “ingredients” I need for certain projects, whether this means making them or buying them or just sorting them out of the wall of bins I have in my studio.
As I get items I need for particular projects I will put them together. Last summer I bought a bunch of baskets and now use them to organize my brain. Quite literally.
And because I really am SO excited… here are some little sneak peeks at what I’ll be working on during our time together on Saturday, March 21st…
And in the mail this weekend, some invitations. I’ve made a couple of different batches of cards and postcards from my old artwork over the past few years. I used up the original batch sending out invitations to some friends because I want them to come and play with us. I just used sharpie markers on the already printed cards. Homespun and still kind of cool looking, I think.
I can’t wait to see you there!
How does YOUR brain work? What projects do you want to work on with us? How are you organizing yourself to maximize your time? Do you organize yourself at all? Not everyone does. I’m jealous.